Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Clock my Mother Gave to me.....

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

My Chime Clock
Time is ticking away...
This chime clock pictured here was given to me by my mother this past Christmas. Each of my five sisters also received a clock just like it. It is a beautiful gift which I will treasure for many years to come.  My mother is currently 85 years old and so this clock is a gift that means a lot to me and whenever I look at it, it is a reminder to me of my precious mother.
In its own sort of way, a clock tells a story. It reminds us of the lives we have lived as well as how fleeting time really is. For those of you who read my blog regularly, you will know that I recently turned 50. Much of my life is behind me and Lord willing, I have much life to look forward to yet here on this earth, and then eternal life awaits me with our Lord Jesus in heaven. We have seen our babies boys grow up to be fine young men and our baby daughter has grown up quickly also and has become a beauiful young gal, and I am reminded of my child who has already gone to be with the Lord.  So many memories to cherish.
In the book of Ecclesiates we find a very insightful passage on "time".
Please take the time to read these verses from the book of Ecclesiastes.
Ecclestiastes 3:1-11
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 
 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
  I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

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